San Diego Boat Accident: Coronado Bridge Boat Accident Between Sailboat and Power Boat Injured Four People In San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (August 23, 2019) – A sailboat and a powerboat collided in an accident near the Coronado Bridge that left four people injured.
A good Samaritan saw nine people floating in the water with life jackets. He was able to pick all of them up and transported them to Pepper Park.
Harbor police are saying that the boat accident took place around 1:28 p.m. There is an ongoing investigation into whether or not alcohol was involved.
Liability In Boat Accidents
It is a felony to operate a vehicle or boat under the influence of alcohol and cause an accident that results in bodily injury. According to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Boat accidents tend to be caused by:
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
- Driver intoxication
As a general rule, slower moving boats like sailboats will have the right of way compared to faster vehicles like powerboats. Boat operators must keep a watchful eye and take measures to avoid hitting people or other vessels. Any person that is injured in a boat accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Getting Help After A Boat Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a boat accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they need to recover. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.